Robin’s Review of Apocalypse: A Zombie Thriller
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Apocalypse: A Zombie Thriller
by Hayley Anderton & Laura Swift
Apocalypse: A Zombie Thriller by Hayley Anderton & Laura Swift The virus has arrived. A deadly virus that destroys humanity. A virus that replaces the living with creatures that crave human flesh. As the human race dwindles, an unlikely group of young survivors battle against the odds to stay alive and avoid joining the ranks of the undead. Follow Cassie as she desperately searches for her brother; Heidi as she tries to cope with the consequences of her actions; and Ginge as she takes on a new role of keeping everyone alive. Lives will be lost. The army of the dead will keep on growing. Welcome to the apocalypse.
Robin's Review: Cassie, Luke, Heidi, Eliza, Poppy, and Rob all go to the same school. When the outbreak starts, they are separated but try to get back to each other. Picking up Toby, Rori, Heidi, Eliza, Gemma, and Warren along the way. They make their way to their friends’ farm where Ginge, Hannah, Billy and Cara live. Here I go again: This is what I call a cozy zombie apocalypse story. Meaning I could read this again and again, it was that entertaining. It was fast paced with bits of action and a little gore but a quick and satisfying read. The characters were your average snarky young adults with some good one liners. I liked how they understood that it was a zombie apocalypse and went with the flow. I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read the next one in the series.
Zombie Tips: Doors won’t hold forever. Always search for weapons. “Time to adopt the mindset and move with the times.” Don’t make noise so that the rotters pinpoint your location and trap you. Of course, hit them in the head seems to work. Close the door behind you so no one can sneak up on you. Always collect food as you go when given the chance. “This might be the end of the world. We’ve got to stick together now.” Zombie Apocalypse Rules: “Number one. Nobody goes out alone. Secondly, every single one of us needs to be armed. And thirdly…” His eyes grew dark. “Ginge did the right thing by Gemma. We all need to be prepared for more scenarios like this one. If anyone is bitten…we don’t hesitate. We don’t wait. We put the sorry bastard out of their misery.” Favorite Lines: “Wow, she’s got some impressive teeth on her…do you not feed her or something?” Heidi grinned to herself. “Did she bite off more than she could chew?” “Haven’t you heard? The only people who survive the apocalypse are the psychos. And usually, the ones with a sarcastic sense of humor.” “God, I’m so out of breath. If I’d known the apocalypse was coming, I might have done some more cardio.” “This is the bloody apocalypse, Heidi. I wouldn’t call this the optimum environment for chilling out.’’ “This isn’t a bloody field trip!” “We don’t know when we’ll be able to eat next. I doubt that the rotters will leave Tesco alone just for our convenience…” “You did what you could in the moment you were given. That’s enough.” “Like after you watch a horror film at a sleepover and then you can’t even face going to the bathroom?” “Oh God, I’m glad someone else gets it. I’ve needed to pee since dinner.” “We have to plan for a new future. Forget everything you had planned. Forget university. We’re not students anymore. We’re hunters, fighters, survivors.” Eliza sniffed. “Not sure what employers would think if I put that on my CV.” Next book in this series will be released March 31, 2022 It was my pleasure to receive a free copy of this book but that does not in any way affect my opinions in this review of this entertaining story. #horror #humorous #action #adventure #romance #dystopian #sciencefiction #fantasy
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